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Hey folks,
Well I messed with the DMA settings in the system properities under control panel for my CD-Rom.

It asked me to reset the computer and I did. Well then when I came back. The CD-Rom wasn't working. So I changed it back to the orgiginal settings and it still don't work.

It gives me the message E:\ drive is not accesible. The Device is not ready.

Did I damage the my cd-rom drive by doing this or did I corrupt a driver?? Any input would help Thanks.

Shaun
 

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Right click on My Computer. Click on the Device Manager tab.

Viewing under 'View Device By Type', does it display your CD drive?
 

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yep it is on the list. It also said it's work properly. But when I click on it I get that error message I stated before.

It has me buffled because I was never aware that if you changed your software setting it can physically damage the cd-rom drive. So I don't think that is the problem.

I just think there is somethign wrong with the driver. But I can be wrong. I just have hope that others had run into the same problem.

I also tried to uninstall the cd-rom drive and rebooted the computer and let it re install it.
 

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Hmm, odd.

In most cases, software cannot damage hardware, just depending on the situation.

My next suggestion would have been to go back to device manager and remove the CD drive and re-boot, but since you've already tried that ...

Unless you have changed any additional settings in BIOS .. I'm as stumped as you are :(

Sorry I couldn't be of further help. Hopefully someone will have a clue. :)
 

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Well thanks for the attempt Looney. I do apperciate it. I will give the bios check an attempt also. Maybe it might "Wake up" the computer and let it know it's there.
 

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I have disconnect and auto-insertation.

I did remove the drive physically and put back into the computer. I also changed the Master/slave settings and tried that.


I also replaced all my ASAPI files and that didn't work. Next I'm going to try to get my old registry settings back from a couple of days to see if that will work.

I call tech support and they won't help because they said it's not a hardware issue.

So at least I know I don't have to buy a new DVD Drive. Or hopefully :(
 

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When you physically removed it did you delete it in device manager before removing it and then boot without it once? Sometimes that brings back AWOL equipment.
 

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I'll correct myself sorry about that.......it's a DVD drive. THe computer is showing it's a Samsung SD-612 model.


I have tried what you told me and that didn't work yet either. :(
 

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Well, then, the only other I have is to hook it up outside of the computer and try accessing it that way. Can you access it by booting with a windows 98 bootable floppy disk?
 

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Hey guys I fixed it. Not sure what I did totally. I know I did these two things and it worked.

I updated my VIA 4-1 drivers.

Then I updated my firmware on my DVD drive. I think this is what did it.

But it works. Kinda slow but it works.

Thanks for all the help.
 
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